Minneapolis police say a man vandalized two squad cars. Authorities say the 30-year-old man vandalized the side-view mirror of the first car yesterday morning that was parked on the 3rd Avenue side of City Hall. A white t-shirt was left behind. Less than two hours later, a 911 caller reported seeing the man throw an electric scooter into the front windshield of a second squad car. A white t-shirt was also left on the squad car. The man has been caught and jailed on suspicion of damage to property, but isn’t yet charged.
A north Minneapolis metal shredding facility is permanently shut down. In a legal settlement filed yesterday, Northern Metal Recycling agreed to close down after admitting to altering and inaccurately recording pollution readings over the summer. Many North Side residents blamed health problems on high levels of air pollution around the shredder.
A St. Paul non-profit is responsible for rescuing Ramsey County’s only day shelter for homeless families. Leaders from Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul took over the Family Place Day Center after it closed at the end of August because of lack of funding. The renamed Project Home Day Center opened September 1st.
The Maplewood City Council is putting off plans to discuss police calls to the Myth Live nightclub because of pending litigation. The item was pulled from the council’s agenda last night. In April, city leaders ordered Myth managers to comply with an action plan created by the police chief after a series of violent episodes and drug overdoses.
A water line break is responsible for flooding the entire third floor of the Rochester Public Library. The water also soaked the two floors below after the break this weekend, forcing the building to close for at least a week. Library administration says most of the library’s over 440-thousand piece collection was undamaged. Officials say the leak was related to the building’s water softener system.
The Duluth City Council is proposing a plan that would require retailers to charge five-cents each for single-use bags. The intent is to lower the cost of litter cleanup and waste disposal and to encourage residents to bring reusable bags to stores. Fines could be imposed on retailers that don’t charge the nickel-per-bag fee. A number of exceptions have been proposed.
A deadly shooting in West Duluth is being ruled a homicide. Police say Timothy Nelson was shot Sunday morning in the 300 block of 62nd Avenue West. Nelson was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. No information has been given about a suspect.
A Minneapolis woman is accused of trafficking her 17-year-old daughter. Tina Oats appeared in court Friday on felony charges of promoting prostitution and sex trafficking of a person younger than 18. Court Records say she had placed advertisements online for sex with two women, one of whom was her daughter.
A new Department of Human Services panel is now finalized. Appointments for the 17-member commission were announced last week. The panel is tasked with finding 100-million dollars in savings from Minnesota’s Health and Human Services departments.
St. Louis County is conducting a large-scale emergency shelter drill today. The drill will involve more than 60 people from nine county and tribal health departments. The training will take place in Virginia. It is the county’s second annual training in this area.
Severe weather is expected this evening in the Twin Cities. The National Weather Service says hail, strong winds and isolated tornadoes are expected later today. The rest of the week will feel like fall with highs in the 60s.
Police are expected to release the body camera video of the shooting death of a man in St. Paul. Ronald Davis was shot and killed after a confrontation with an officer just over a week ago. Last week, the St. Paul Police Department reported the video would be released today once pertinent parts of the BCA investigation are complete. Detectives say Davis confronted Officer Steven Mattson with a knife before he was shot and killed last Sunday. The patrolman is on administrative leave.
A Brooklyn Park man is confessing to driving on a revoked license when he killed a father of four in a multiple car crash in north Minneapolis while evading police in May. Trevon McMorris also said that he was hiding drugs under his floor mat. He entered his plea yesterday in Hennepin County Court.